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Leonardo DiCaprio Almost Starred in 'Hocus Pocus' But Had to Turn It Down

Leonardo DiCaprio Almost Starred in 'Hocus Pocus' But Had to Turn It Down

Leonardo DiCaprio almost starred in beloved Halloween flick Hocus Pocus and now we’re getting the full details about his audition!

The award winning actor was around 18-years-old when he auditioned for the role but knew that he was committed to other films.

“The [casting] ladies called me up and they said, ‘We’re sending you an actor today but he’s not available but you’re going to fall in love with him but you can’t have him.’ I’m like, ‘Why are you teasing me?’ They were like, ‘You need to see this guy because he’ll inspire you and if nothing else, he’ll help you find the right guy to play Max.,’” director Kenny Ortega told EW.

He added, “And they send me in a young Leonardo DiCaprio, who I completely and absolutely fall in love with. He’s just the most sincere and most centered and a wild child at the same time. He was feeling awkward. He was like, ‘I just feel really bad being here because I’m up for two other movies and I really want them both and I don’t want to lead you on.’ I was like, ‘That’s okay, I was already warned.’”

The other movies ended up being This Boy’s Life and Eating Gilbert Grape.

“Obviously, he left and incredible things happened for that young man and to this day, but meeting him awakened me to the kind of spirit and fun and sincerity that I was looking for in an actor,” Kenny concluded.

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  • Shlomo Teittleman

    Leo is no actor but he is a made man

  • also…

    She lives in LA

    @Jexca_
    I’m legit working with Leo DiCaprio , how fuckn exciting !

  • disqus_A7XiMHCkke

    This is what I found regarding her job…
    🎃🍂🌻 (@Jexca__)
    9/30/17, 10:28 AM
    All our customers shit money 🙄 I’m at a consult and this guy bought about 16k worth of trees and plants 🌳🌲🌴

  • Josie

    Leo leaving a Nightclub in LA with a blond girl and others.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BagW5RBnvdB/

    Edit: Could the girl be Juliette Perkins? She is wearing something black in her IG Story. That’s definitely not Toni.

  • JanaHelen

    Yes, it’s Juliette

  • Josie
  • Josie

    Yep, a already saw it in the DM article.

  • JanaHelen

    Daily fail strikes again seriously how many articles have they published re Toni by now?! I mean I have sometimes difficulties in identifying Leo’s blondes too since they all look a like but this is definitely not Toni lol

  • Guess

    Lol, they will probably update later. We all know they’re good for pics not always information.

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi ladies! People are leaving comments that it’s Juliette and that she is only 19. It’s only a matter of time that DM gets it right. It will be interesting to see how Leo reacts. In the current climate, just don’t think it’s going to look good.

  • disqus_A7XiMHCkke

    You’re up early!
    I assume his team would say that she was with one of his friends even though he was seen with her several times recently.

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi! Tell me about it! Got up to get a drink of water and trying to go back to sleep!

    Well, I just remember his reaction to being caught with Chelsey. I know his team will deny anything is going on or that she’s just friends with one his crew, but it still doesn’t look good, since most of his friends are his age. Like I said, it will be interesting to see what happens.
    I live in LA and I thought you had to be 21 to get into clubs, I guess if you’re with Leo, it doesn’t matter the age.

  • disqus_A7XiMHCkke

    Technically he didn’t do anything wrong unlike Weinstein. But he is 43 and she is 19. That’s not a good thing and this is the time to learn that nobody is invincible in Hollywood. He didn’t break the law but this is not a good image.

  • Still Together

    God, Leo’s life is getting so boring that Sofia Coppola could direct a movie about him.

  • Tai

    Hell even I could.. and I can’t direct! Lmao

  • Davina

    He needs therapy … or better friends. One of the two should make it right.

  • disqus_A7XiMHCkke

    He dropped Chelsey as soon as she was identified and her age posted so he must have realized it was / looked bad. So far Juliette’s age wasn’t posted anywhere. He only cares about it if it gets publicity

  • Surfgirl

    If I was Toni I would be insulted

  • Josie

    Also pics of leaving the club yesterday
    http://leonardo-dicaprio.net/photos/thumbnails.php?album=1036

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi! Does he really think people aren’t going to find out who she is and how young she is? For a person who appears intelligent, he does a lot of dumb things. Smh!

  • disqus_A7XiMHCkke

    I don’t know… he really didn’t care about anything regarding Chelsey until her age was posted. Right now it’s Juliette whose age is public but didn’t get in the headlines yet.
    As a professional he appears to be intelligent but as a private person… pretty shallow and dumb sometimes.

  • easleo

    Youre totaly rigth

  • easleo

    This think with leo and juliette i a mess… Its not ok.. Wtf is wrong with leonardo?. 😫

  • Fancypants
  • also…

    I get that posters dont like that he’s hanging out with a 19 year old but I dont understand how some are equating this to Harvey Weinstein. The problem with Weinstein is he had no consent, he forced himself on these women. The problem wasnt age. Also we dont even know if anything is going on with Leo and her. Like I pointed out the other day, she’s been hanging out with Lukas while Leo was in NY. Yet no one thought anything was going on with Lukas lol (“oh they’re just friends”) but when its Leo people jump to conclusion he’s already sleeping with them.

  • Surfgirl

    They took it down lol. Guess they realized it isn’t Toni

  • Tai

    What was it about?

  • Fancypants

    Wonder if they’ll repost it with the correct models name lol

  • Surfgirl

    It was the same as the daily mail article but I guess they realized that it isn’t Toni and took it down already

    Edit even tmz thinks it’s Toni lmao http://m.tmz.com/#2017/10/21/leonardo-dicaprio-toni-garrn-together-girlfriend/

  • Tai

    Lol

  • Fancypants

    It was the photos of Leo and Juliette DM posted but they also said it was Toni.

  • Surfgirl

    You’re welcome JJ (they thanked fans in article lol) http://www.justjared.com/2017/10/21/leonardo-dicaprio-leaves-the-club-with-model-juliette-perkins/

    New article with juliette

  • Fancypants

    Lol

  • Tata

    HAHAHAHA! Complete with ethereal blondes.

  • Neon

    This post was fucking retarded. Y is it even an article? I mean …..wtf?

  • Neon

    pheeeewwww I heard they thought it was Toni. Glad that has been cleared up.. it’s mentioned 600x now. Thanks God! lol lol lol

  • Neon

    Toni/Juliette/Lorena…….. paulina…. leo…. ryan….. the usual.